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ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (June 25, 2018)


Man shot dead by former friend

A 20-year-old man who was just waiting for a ride with his girlfriend was shot dead allegedly by his former friend in Caloocan City early morning.

Investigators said Angelito Arca, 20, jobless, was allegedly killed by Emiliano Ceralde, 22, both residents of Barangay Bagong Silang.

Arca’s girlfriend told police that they were waiting for a tricycle along Langit Road around 1:30 a.m. when Ceralde arrived and shot Arca in the head before escaping.

Arca was brought to Dr. Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

According to Police Officer 3 Rommel Caburog, they are looking into an old grudge as the possible motive behind the killing.

Police said they have yet to check if Arca had previous criminal records.

Manhunt operation against Ceralde is now ongoing while follow-up investigation is underway. (Kate Javier)

Pregnant policewoman injured

A police officer, who is six months pregnant, was injured when her motorcycle was hit by a truck in Malabon City Sunday night.

Sr. Supt. Harry Espela, Malabon police chief, identified the victim as PO1 Jinky Liwag, 30, of Caloocan City and assigned in Women and Children Protection Office in Valenzuela City Police Station. Liwag is six months pregnant.

Emit Villanueva, an attendant in a gasoline station near the scene, saw the truck loaded with bottles of beer sway on the left side of MacArthur Highway before it hit a concrete barrier.

Unfortunately, the motorcycle driven by Liwag was also hit.

Liwag and the truck driver identified as Ryan Macarilay were brought to Manila Central University Hospital and Valenzuela General Hospital, respectively, as they sustained injuries.

According to PO2 Robert Cabasag, investigator on the case, Liwag is now in stable condition while her baby is still under observation.

A case of reckless imprudence resulting to physical injury and damage to property is now being prepared against Macarilay. (Kate Javier)

Police officers maul professor, are relieved

Five police officers, three of them women were relieved from their post after arresting and allegedly mauling a university professor for not wearing his motorcycle helmet and being under the influence of alcohol last Saturday night.

Relived from their posts, were SPO2 Basir Amil; PO1’s Arvin Genove, Wilma Delight Dececa; Angelica Torres and Madonna Biasura, all assigned at the Central Park Police Community Precinct.

According to Pasay City police chief, Sr. Supt. Noel Flores, the five policemen arrested Sherwin Guardume,42, a professor at the National Teachers College in Manila and a resident of 1218 CP-2, Central Park Condominium, located at D. Jorge St., Barangay 130, Zone 13, Pasay City.

Flores said that a case for violation of Republic Act 1005 or not wearing helmet, RA 10583 or driving while under the influence of alcohol, resistance and disobedience to persons in authority was filed by the five policemen against Sherwin when arrested last Saturday during the conduct of Oplan Sita at about 8 p.m. along D. Jorge St., Pasay City.

Based on the report, the group was conducting Oplan Sita when they chanced upon Guardume driving his colored red Honda Wave motorcycle with plate number ZN2219 and not wearing helmet.

It was learned that Guardume when accosted uttered bad words to the policemen and in return, the policemen beat up the professor and hit him on different parts of the body. (Jean Fernando)

Two women killed

Two women were killed in a shooting incident perpetrated by yet to be identified gunmen on a motorcycle in Quezon City Friday night.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the first victim as Aracele Alvarez, 49, a resident of Barangay Pasong Tamo, while the identity of the stray bullet victim is still unknown.

According to a witness, he saw two men riding a motorcycle stop in front of the store owned by the victim along Bonifacio Street around 7:45 p.m.

The back rider alighted from the motorbike and repeatedly shot the victim who was inside the store.

Alvarez died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds on her body.

The incident also killed a woman described by the police as in her late 40s wearing yellow shirt and brown leggings who was with the victim after being hit by a stray bullet on her body.

In an initial investigation, police found out that the victim recently received death threats through the telephone before the incident. (Alexandria San Juan)

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